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TfGM outline rail priorities for 2014 – 2019

August 14, 2011

 Transport for Greater Manchester have approved a set of 5 top priorities for submission into the government’s planning for the region in the 5 years from 2014. These are:

  • provision of sufficient rolling stock and lengthening of platforms to accommodate it
  • delivery of the Northern Hub project
  • further electrification of the region’s routes
  • preparation for the arrival of HS2 (the high speed route from London and Birmingham)
  • creation of a national “Small Projects Fund” to support improvements to stations and infrastructure.

Although not top of the list for electrification, the TfGM committee did request that the Walkden line is given consideration as an “in fill” project (in a few years time it will be the only passenger route in NW Manchester that is not electrified).

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